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(Yahoo)   Victoria Azarenka finds out the hard way that, at Wimbeldon, they'll let you wear any color you like so long as it's white   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 73
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2012-07-06 08:52:29 AM  
They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.
 
2012-07-06 09:10:07 AM  
I'd run if I were you subby. They'll get even more violent when they learn you can't spell the name of the tournament.
 
2012-07-06 11:34:25 AM  
These ridiculous exclusionary rules are a disgrace to the sport. Golf has done away with the color barrier. Surely Wimbledon can too.
 
2012-07-06 11:35:09 AM  
That's racist
 
2012-07-06 11:36:00 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

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2012-07-06 11:36:47 AM  
Cowboy: Whoo! That is one crazy get-up, mister... Are you in the show?

Austin Powers: No, actually, I'm English.

Cowboy: Oh... I'm sorry.
 
2012-07-06 11:37:41 AM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


Does your remote not have a volume control?
 
2012-07-06 11:39:22 AM  
Pommy gits!

/Are You Being Served (tennis balls)?
 
2012-07-06 11:40:40 AM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


I thought furries liked animal grunting?
 
2012-07-06 11:40:54 AM  
Didn't Andre Agassi ignore that rule before he was a bald meth head?
 
2012-07-06 11:41:16 AM  
 
2012-07-06 11:43:09 AM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


Are you really annoyed that easily?
 
2012-07-06 11:44:40 AM  
must be a slow submission day on Fark today.
 
2012-07-06 11:45:20 AM  
Seriously, why does Wimbledon have a "predominantly white" clothing rule? What difference does what the color of a player's clothing make?
 
2012-07-06 11:46:14 AM  
Meanwhile, her opponent:

www.whatsonxiamen.com
 
2012-07-06 11:48:08 AM  
If they required them to wear only bikinis or lingerie, I might actually watch.
 
2012-07-06 11:50:02 AM  
orangecow.org
 
2012-07-06 11:51:16 AM  
Ah, the pompous pageantry of it all. Some people wake up in the morning with their nose in the air.

/if it's brown, flush it down
 
2012-07-06 11:52:15 AM  
2damnfunny.com
 
2012-07-06 11:52:33 AM  
Some player tries this every year with either colour or styling.

What does it matter what clothes they wear ? Because it's nice to have standards, that's why.
 
2012-07-06 11:53:05 AM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.


But the gag would work, too.
 
2012-07-06 11:54:19 AM  

Virtuoso80: Meanwhile, her opponent:

[www.whatsonxiamen.com image 468x663]


I have no problem with this.
 
2012-07-06 11:56:41 AM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


I know they call it a "grunt", but hers is more of a protracted rocket ship/firework scream that goes on for about 3 seconds. Very unique and different than say, Sharapova who just screams her head off.
Some other tournament they were playing each other and one of the announcers (Navatrolova?) was getting fed up. Said something like, "You viewers at home think this is irritating, but you have no idea what it's like in here right now. It's mind-numbing and ear-splitting for the people here to sit through for hours and brings nothing to the game. Something needs to be done."
unusual candor. I imagine someone got in her ear though, because she shut up about it for the rest of the match.
 
Biv
2012-07-06 12:00:37 PM  
You know it's been proven an exhalation of noise can increase power.

There is a reason martial artists have been doing it for thousands of years.

/hi-ya
 
2012-07-06 12:01:49 PM  
so, it's okay for Serena Williams to wear a really short skirt and thong?
Got it.
 
2012-07-06 12:02:22 PM  

Biv: There is a reason martial artists have been doing it for thousands of years.


'You killed my teacher !" ramps up the aggression too.
 
2012-07-06 12:05:34 PM  
Dear Tennis People,
Your sport involves hitting a small ball back and forth over a net. That's it.
It's fun, sure. But lighten up a bit. Stop pretending that anything related to the game is worthy of this level of pomp and regulation and nitpicking.

Thanks.
 
2012-07-06 12:08:47 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x319]

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Sardo Numspa ??
 
2012-07-06 12:09:21 PM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


THIS.
 
2012-07-06 12:12:32 PM  

Perducci: Dear Tennis People,
Your sport involves hitting a small ball back and forth over a net. That's it.
It's fun, sure. But lighten up a bit. Stop pretending that anything related to the game is worthy of this level of pomp and regulation and nitpicking.

Thanks.


Table tennis is taken even more seriously in some countries.
 
2012-07-06 12:14:52 PM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


Great idea. And they can use the filter for football games. All that grunting at the line of scrimmage and when guys get tackled makes football completely unwatchable.
 
2012-07-06 12:15:09 PM  

malcy: Some player tries this every year with either colour or styling.

What does it matter what clothes they wear ? Because it's nice to have standards, that's why.


Yes, but some standards seem like the kind of thing people that enjoy reading train timetables put into place as a way of enjoying standards for their own sake. But I'm going to assume there was some logical reason for this along the lines of not presenting a visual distraction that could affect the other player's ability to track the ball. Because otherwise it seems quite batty.
 
2012-07-06 12:16:30 PM  

HailRobonia: [orangecow.org image 404x300]


They mean to win Wimbledon!
 
2012-07-06 12:17:23 PM  
mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


plus, she looked thirsty, so you should stuff a water bottle into her gob
 
2012-07-06 12:18:28 PM  
just listened to the noise that she makes while playing----sounds more like an o-face moan than a grunt of heavy lifting/sports activity.
 
2012-07-06 12:20:43 PM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


I agree.

I tried to watch it, but the grunting was too distracting.
 
2012-07-06 12:26:05 PM  

Biv: You know it's been proven an exhalation of noise can increase power.

There is a reason martial artists have been doing it for thousands of years.

/hi-ya


Absolutely. You exhale on the point of impact. Whether it's the kiai in martial arts or the natural exertion grunts in the men's game, the vocalization of it is just an extension.
Seles was the first to take it over the top with her donkey bray and I remember Wimbledon telling her to knock that stupid shiat off, but I think they eventually gave up.
Some farker here attributed it to a particular coach who got the trend going with Seles in order to irritate/intimidate the opponent and after her success, other players used the same coach and eventually it's just what chicks do while they play tennis. I don't know if that's true, but it's definitely pervasive in a way you don't see in the men's game.
It would be kinda funny if golfers did it though.
 
2012-07-06 12:29:30 PM  

mysticcat: They should have taken the white shirt and stuffed it in her mouth instead. That ridiculous grunt makes her matches unwatchable.

The networks should make a noise filter.


LOL I had to go youtube to find out what you meant and you weren't kidding. She sounds like she's got the vapors. That's annoying as shiat.
 
2012-07-06 12:29:41 PM  
Woman changes shirt. Hard hitting news right there.
 
2012-07-06 12:30:24 PM  
It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis
 
2012-07-06 12:34:12 PM  

Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis


Fascinating

/ly dull "sport"
 
2012-07-06 12:37:31 PM  
The weird part is the rule is gone for the Olympics?
 
2012-07-06 12:37:49 PM  

Perducci: Dear Tennis People United Kingdom,
Your sport Great Britain in general involves hitting a small ball back and forth over a net. That's it.
It's fun, sure. But lighten up a bit. Stop pretending that anything related to the game is worthy of
this level of pomp and regulation and nitpicking.

Thanks.


You're welcome.
 
2012-07-06 12:42:23 PM  

Pinner: so, it's okay for Serena Williams to wear a really short skirt and thong?
Got it.


pics or it didn't happen...wait NO!

/sorry, reflex posting
 
2012-07-06 12:45:03 PM  

Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis


Tennis? Intellectual? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry, but tennis is not an intellectually demanding sport. Or rather, it is no more nor less intellectually demanding as other sports, such as hockey or baseball or football or football or dressage or shooting or volleyball or pretty much every other sport out there.
 
2012-07-06 12:49:39 PM  

Perducci: Dear Tennis People,
Your sport involves hitting a small ball back and forth over a net. That's it.
It's fun, sure. But lighten up a bit. Stop pretending that anything related to the game is worthy of this level of pomp and regulation and nitpicking.

Thanks.


That could be said about all professional sports. A lot of people just like obsessing and rules lawyering, especially the players.
 
2012-07-06 12:49:52 PM  

Mock26: Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis

Tennis? Intellectual? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry, but tennis is not an intellectually demanding sport. Or rather, it is no more nor less intellectually demanding as other sports, such as hockey or baseball or football or football or dressage or shooting or volleyball or pretty much every other sport out there.


You said football twice.
 
2012-07-06 12:55:39 PM  

Mock26: Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis

Tennis? Intellectual? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry, but tennis is not an intellectually demanding sport. Or rather, it is no more nor less intellectually demanding as other sports, such as hockey or baseball or football or football or dressage or shooting or volleyball or pretty much every other sport out there.


I disagree. In singles play, you are responsible for every single thing that happens on your side of the net with the added job of trying to predict what your opponent is going to do. Most team sports don't place that kind of burden on any one player.
 
2012-07-06 12:58:08 PM  

Mock26: Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis

Tennis? Intellectual? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry, but tennis is not an intellectually demanding sport. Or rather, it is no more nor less intellectually demanding as other sports, such as hockey or baseball or football or football or dressage or shooting or volleyball or pretty much every other sport out there.


You forgot curling.
 
2012-07-06 01:02:08 PM  

cantsleep: Mock26: Internet Meme Rogers: It's interesting to me that Fark, with its fairly decent ratio of intelligence to derp on various subjects, is so derisive about tennis. It's one of the most intellectually and physically demanding sports in existence, basically chess with sweat, and nobody here seems to like it. Why is that, do you think? Granted, women's tennis is generally a snore, but the men are astounding to watch.

/spoken as a woman
//who freaking loves tennis

Tennis? Intellectual? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry, but tennis is not an intellectually demanding sport. Or rather, it is no more nor less intellectually demanding as other sports, such as hockey or baseball or football or football or dressage or shooting or volleyball or pretty much every other sport out there.

You said football twice.


American football and everywhere else in the world football?
 
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